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Abbasi M, Heydari B, Safari Alighiyarloo H. International Efforts to Prevent Genetic Discrimination. MLJ. 2016; 10 (37) :59-84
URL: http://ijmedicallaw.ir/article-1-567-en.html
1- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Medical Ethics and Law Research Center, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Law, South Tehran Branch, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

Genetic discrimination as a crisis for modern human has influenced its life in personal or social aspects. The problem of genetic discrimination and the rights for individuals with genetic anomalies, is one of the most important issues in this century. With advancements of genetics and as new therapies become available, the usefulness of genetic testing undoubtedly will increase and concomitant with these benefits are prospective harms that can arise from the use of information derived from predictive genetic testing to discriminate against employees. This Article, after explaining the concept of genetic discrimination and its affect on insurance and employment, causes of genetic discrimination, manifestations and extent, studies genetic discrimination as a clear example of human rights violations and then examines international legal instruments to deal with it as well as the role of governments in setting national laws and regulations. It also scrutinises how to enhance the implementation of domestic legislation and international law. At last, this Article analyzes the protection of privacy and government positions against it.

Please cite this article as: Abbasi M, Heydari B, Safari Alighiyarloo H. Legal International Efforts to Prevent Genetic Discrimination. Iran J Med Law 2016; 10(37): 59-84.

Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2014/11/2 | Accepted: 2015/12/20

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